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Old 19 Oct 2006
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urgent flight=customs problem?

Hi there,

let's imagine I am in Mali and have to fly back urgently to europe to sort out something and return to Mali a week after. -The bike waits in Mali-

My questions is:

Are there any problems at customs?

-No CARNET used-

Thanks a lot,

leo
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The Malians don't write the details of your vehicle in your passport so they have no idea if you entered by your own transport or public transport. If they are clever they will see that you are travelling by bike because of entry and exit stamps from other countries but I am not awarre of anybody having trouble with this in Mali.
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HI !!!
not a problem at all . I did that last december , and no problems at all . The bike is not written down in your passport , and in Mali they seldom ask for the passavant .

I actually told the passports/douanne people that I left a bike in Mali for a few months and they couldnt care less !.

your only problem is that when you are back then your passavant is probbably expired , and then you "could" have a problem , as they "could" charge you whichever ammount of money to get you a new fresh passavant .

Alternatively , and being in my ussual line , I didnt care at all , drove all around Mali without a Passavant *nor insurance* at all , and the only checkpoint that they asked me , I chatted my way out of the trouble with a big smile , a few handshaking , and digital pictures here and there.

Have a nice day.
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thanks both!

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